The PAINTED Word

An Early Literacy ART Book Club for 
Emergent Readers

What is "The PAINTED Word" Program at ArtReach?


The PAINTED Word is a literacy program that incorporates a "whole book" approach to learning where language, words, and pictures, creatively bring books and a love of reading into the daily lives of young, emergent readers.

What happens during a class?
Students are introduced to a different, age appropriate, book each week.  The author and illustrator are introduced and defined as to their role in the book, and then we read.  Sometimes together, with each child holding a board book version of the story so they may follow along.  Sometimes we read as a group and point out sight words, pictures, and add sounds and movement to our experience.  We ALWAYS make a connection to the ART!  How do the pictures relate to the story?  What is the style or technique the illustrator used?  Can you make a connection to the words and/or the pictures?  Can you create a NEW picture — a piece of Art — that shows how you feel about the story?

All of the classes allow the student to use THEIR own visual language to create an artistic interpretation of what they have read, how they see a character or character(s), or how they think the story will continue, in a CREATIVE, hands-on, process over finished product, ARTIST OWNED, age appropriate, encouraging environment.

Students will be experimenting with different art supplies, incorporating music, language, and movement, to taking work home in a "story" based portfolio of the books they have read over the 10 weeks. 


SATURDAY S.T.E.A.M. Learning

BUILD YOUR OWN Computer: STEAM TECH Class

Saturdays, February 16th -, March 9th

11:00am - 12:00pm

​For Makers age 11 to 14 years

$75 per student (includes instruction and everything you will need to build your very own computer to take home with you)


Join Maker Claudia Snell as she walks you through 4, one hour sessions of how to build your own computer. Session 1 and 2 will focus on building and getting everything working. Session 3 and 4 will be an introduction to basic web development (HTML/CSS) and how to find resources to learn, and find options for getting a site LIVE!

STEAM Learning with a focus on the TECHNOLOGY, and EVERY student will go home with a working computer that they built!


REGISTER The MAKER Lab Age 8-12, Thursday, $55


REGISTER NOW for Painting Age 5-.8, Monday, $55


KIDS STUDIO CLASSES

Draw, Paint, Print, Clay... AND MORE!


Our Fall series of classes in the Fine Art disciplines... and clay... AND MORE, will focus on process and technique, with each weeks projects designed around learning about an artist(s) from history, and being inspired by their work.  Each student will create a portfolio of projects, with one that they choose to be in our Community Art Show, FALL 2018.






























STUDENT SESSIONS

MONDAY

​Painting

Ages 5 - 8

Monday's February 25th - March 25th

4:45pm - 6:00pm

$55 (5 Week Session/ALL supplies and instruction included, students will paint with inspiration from si different artists and techniques, with discussion each week about the history of the artist and the students own work.


Painting

Ages 9 - 12

Monday's February 25th - March 25th

5:30pm - 6:45pm

$55 (5 Week Session/ALL supplies and instruction included, students will paint with inspiration from si different artists and techniques, with discussion each week about the history of the artist and the students own work)


TUESDAY

TEEN ART LAB - Collaborative ART Classes

with local Artists from all disciplines, including opportunities to create, write, make, perform and show your work in a gallery environment

Ages 11 - 17

Tuesday's January 15th - April 2nd

5:30pm - 7:00pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE

This class is designed for teen artists wishing to grow their art experience through projects, collaborations, instruction, and showing their work. Discovering their Visual Language in a process over finished product, safe, creative environment.

​Bring your ideas and let's create!


THURSDAY

The MAKER Lab: Ozobots, Planks, Lego's and MORE: STEAM Learning Class Ages 6-12

Thursday's February 28th - March 28th

5:00pm - 6:00pm

$55 (Are you a "maker?" Do you like to tinker with tech stuff? Build things? Create 2 and 3 Dimensionally?  Ever viewed a space in VIRTUAL REALITY?  Up-cycled a piece of ART?  Taken something apart and re-made it into something else? Then THIS is the class for you!  5 Week Session/ALL supplies and instruction is included.)

SATURDAY

​Draw, Paint, Print, Sculpture

Saturday's February 2nd - February 23rd
10:30am - 11:30am
$49 
(5 Week Session/ALL supplies and instruction included. For young artists, ages 5 yrs - 7yrs, this class focuses on process and technique, with each weeks projects designed around learning about an artist(s) from history, and being inspired by their work. Each student will create a portfolio of projects, with one that they choose to be in our Community Art Show.)


R.E.A.D. SATURDAY'Sat ArtReach!


THE PAINTED WORD

Saturday's February 2nd through April 13th

9:30am - 10:30am

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE for our youngest

artists age 3 to 5 years old with their parents,

grandparents, or caretaker.



REGISTER for SATURDAY

BUYID YOUR OWN COMPUTER CLASS at $75


ArtReach offers classes for students of ALL ages, in the fine art disciplines of Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and sculpture, as well as classes in clay, sculpture, fibers, additional mediums, and mixed media.

Monday Morning MINI MONET Drop-In ART Class - Music. Motion. ART Making. More - For pre-school age artists 3 - 5 years, and their parents or caretakers (siblings are welcome too.) ONLY $5 per student/per class. Join us for some CREATIVE MORNING FUN as we DRAW with markers and crayons, and PAINT with brushes and bristles and our hands, PRINT with all sorts of cool shapes, and use different types of "clays" to make new pieces of sculpture. 


ArtReach will provide t-shirts to cover your clothes, but we still suggest that you dress for a mess!  All of our supplies are non-toxic, and all instruction is included. New Mediums. Early STEAM Learning is part of the program. Projects taken home every week,including a MONET Class Completion Certificate for every student. Hands-on. Process over finished product. Weeks of CREATIVE FUN!

REGISTER NOW for Painting Age 9-12, Monday, $55


KIDDING AROUND YOGA!


Back for Friday afternoon drop-in  classes filled with FUN, ART and YOGA!  


This 6 week course for children ages 5 thru 10, for ONLY $10 per week as a drop-in from 4:30pm - 5:30pm, and on afternoons when it is nice we will be headed outside to Eagle Park across the street! 


Classes Begin Friday, 3/1 - Friday, 3/29

All instruction and supplies for the YOGA and the ART component of the classes are provided. Bring your own YOGA mat if you have one (we have a few) and a water bottle as well. 


Why is Yoga Good for Kids?
Besides the simplicity of practice, the benefits of yoga for children is extensive.  From young children to teenagers, inactive kids to serious athletes, yoga can help:

-Increase concentration

-Lower stress

-Improve body control and awareness

-Reduce risk of injury

And that’s just a small sampling of the benefits.  Kids can practice yoga on their own or it can be used as a great social tool or family workout.  Because yoga is non-competitive, it can be done in groups of individuals with very different athletic abilities. 



​​Where Fine Art Meets FUN!

Our MINI MONET Class is $5 Drop-In Class where you may pay at the door. The Session runs from Monday, February 4th - April 11th, and you may pay for all 8 Sessions here in advance for $35!

Our TEEN ART LAB is FREE, but you MUST fill out the registration form on this page so we know you are attending!

REGISTER for SATURDAY

Draw, Paint, Print, Clay at $49


REGISTER NOW!

THE PAINTED WORD is FREE, but you MUST fill out the registration form on this page so we know you are attending!

REGISTER & PAY ONLINE NOW!

Register here.  Pay on the link next to each class.

​Your PayPal receipt is your registration confirmation.  Please bring it to your first class.